Snohomish County Republican Women’s Club is committed to supporting our troops on the ground in combat. Every meeting we collect donations from the club members to purchase needed items and treats for our men and women. Joyce Damon who has been involved in this “ministry” has made it her mission to make sure these men and women receive some comforts from home. God Bless our men and women in uniform.
Our members are very generous when it comes to our active military serving overseas; each month several members bring food and toiletry items for Joyce to pack up and send to an elite group of Navy Seals serving in the Middle East. At each meeting, we pass the basket to help offset the costs of mailing these boxes.
We have a new group of troops to support. Our Navy Seals are still in “transition” with no word with a new address or when they will be ready. We have a group of about 1000 Army Special Ops and Marines currently in Syria. They are stationed at several different outposts; most are at a base with meals and have a cook, but they have to buy their own food. There is a group of 13 that need more stuff, and one guy who needs his own stuff because the Syrian food makes him sick.
- Canned veggies and fruit
- Canned tomato sauce
- Dry soup mixes such as Bear Creek
- Canned chicken and veggies or tuna pouches
- Lawry’s Seasoning
- Lots of snacks such as granola bars, protein bars, nuts,
sugar-free gum, hard candy, and . . .
- LOTS OF CHOCOLATE. They want to stock up before it gets too hot to mail it.
They also need . . .
- Can openers
- 16 oz. metal thermoses “bullet style” with NO glass inside
- Coffee mugs
They are doing okay on toiletries for now but could use . . .
- Shaving cream and razors
- Pepto Bismol tabs; Alka Seltzer
- Cough drops
These are additional items we also send our troops.
- trail mix
- power bars
- shaving items (no aerosol)
- foot powder
- spicy snacks
- bouillon cubes
- drink mixes
- peanut butter
- pasta and sauce
- canned meat
- pancake mix
- hot chocolate (winter time)
- otter pops (summer time)Our troops also like getting patriotic decorations, flags, and lights, especially for the holidays.
- And, of course, money – it costs $17.35 to mail one box (12″x12″x6″).